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The topic for the fireside chat is - "Fintech funding in India"
If you are a Fintech & Edtech startup founder and looking for investment and mentorship then this event is for you. Aparajit is a CEO of DICE Fintech - a fintech focused accelerator with a Rs. 100 Crs corpus and he is actively looking to connect with Fintech and Edtech startups for investment.
Aparajit is on the board of 2 companies - Trendlyne.com and BankOpen.co which have successfully raised follow-on rounds and are scaling up well. Prior to joining DICE Fintech, Aparajit has worked at Jio Payments Bank as Head of Strategy (2015-2016) and YES BANK (2004-07, 2009-15). Aparajit was President & Country Head of Merchant Banking (2014-2015), President & Head of Financial and Investor Strategy (2009-2014), and was involved at the start-ups phase. He started his career as an articled trainee and senior with KPMG India (2002-2004).
Aparajit’s skillset includes team building and working in a start-up environment especially in the fintech space. His hobbies include sailing, participating in triathlons/ marathons and visiting museums and vineyards around the world to appreciate art and wines.
We are also organizing a workshop on the same day on "Making Marketing Work". It will be conducted by Srujan team.
Most of the startups wrestle with competition, budgetary constraints, lack of dedicated resources, and above all lack of workable marketing plan. This workshop aims to tackle these issues.
Workshop content will be around the following things:
1) Marketing plan preparation 2) Digital Marketing - Tools, Techniques, Tricks 3) Lead Generation from digital 4) Inexpensive marketing 5) Grow your marketing efforts
We are hoping that through this workshop we help startup founders to get maximum out of their marketing efforts.
Event Agenda:Workshop on Making Marketing Work: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM (Conducted by Srujan team)
Fireside chat Introductions: 11 AM to 11:15 AM
Fireside chat: 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Q & A: 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Networking: 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM
Pitch your startup to Aparajit : 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Aparajit is actively looking for Fintech and Edtech startups to make an investment. If you are looking for funding and want to pitch your startup/idea to Aparajit then fill this form https://goo.gl/forms/kinMSROFClAZmUI33 Aparajit will personally select 3-5 startups who will get 15 min slot with Aparajit to pitch their idea/startup.
Deazzle Services Private Ltd
Co-Founder and COO
Chetana is a start up founder with an exit in her earlier startup which was acquired by deAzzle Services, a venture by Dr. Anand Deshpande (MD , Persistent System)
Chetana is the COO of deAzzle which is a mobile/web platform based services company (iPaaS model) focused to serve the micro and small business enterprise (MSME’s) space. With a Vision of being able to help the small businesses by bringing business online, so as
to help them grow faster.
She has completed her graduation in Computer Science Engineering from Govt. College of Engineering Pune (COEP) as an outstanding student, bagging the highest paid job in the college campus. In her IT career of 16 years, Chetana has worked for a number of multinational companies across the globe. She has spent over 8 years in the UK while working for these companies.
After returning back from the UK, Chetana worked into the service industry as their operations manager. That was the time she found out a number of pain areas the small businesses have to face every day. With that experience and a passion to change the way small businesses work, Chetana formed her first start-up Outgo Payment Solutions in 2016. With an 8 member team, Outgo grew to 200+ seller base and 25,000+ user base who were using the platform on a regular basis. In Outgo’s journey, Chetana and team managed to get into the Tie Nurture 5.0 program for an 8-month mentoring program. Chetana also managed to get Outgo into a PayPal Cohort @ Village Capital. As a team Outgo received the best start-up award at Tiecon 2017, Best upcoming start-up @ Maxell Foundation and the list goes on.
In 2018, Outgo was taken over by Dr. Anand Deshpande and merged into deAzzle to serve a bigger customer base. Chetana looks after the partnerships, alliances and seller growth at deAzzle. With her domain expertise, she plans to take deAzzle pan India and help every small business to grow digitally.
In her spare time, Chetana likes to read, listen to music and watch movies.
He’s a native of India with 10+ years of experience working both in the US and India. He started his first company Mindbowser in 2012 that grew to 50+ employees and crossed 1M+ in annual revenue in 4 years. The company is still running. He has been chapter director of StartupGrind for Pune for the last 3 years.